Susan Coleman

Susan Coleman


Office: (415) 378-2350 

I love what I do. I employ skills I’ve honed over a long period of time, to deliver my clients’ dreams. As my tagline says: “Skills that Deliver Your Dreams”. What could be a better occupation than this?

To me, it’s not really so much about houses; it’s overwhelmingly about people, their objectives, hopes, fears, nuances. Each client processes very differently the myriad information and emotions involved in conveying property. My focus is to understand their process and deliver them a great experience, not as determined by me, but as defined by my client. I enjoy thinking unconventionally, to exploit opportunity and value for my clients. Trust, mutual respect, teamwork, and market knowledge form the foundation of the relationship and professional real estate services I provide to each and every client on each and every undertaking, large or small. And I do the right thing, as the phrase goes, “even when no one is looking”.

In the end, my goal is to be my clients’ “go to” real estate resource and the real estate professional they trust to recommend to their friends and acquaintances.

Bio Information

Top Producer since 2002

Dual selling and management role 2005 – 2007 in former Frank Howard Allen REALTORS flagship sales office

Skilled at finding personal homes in 3 of the toughest housing markets in the world!  (New York City, London, Marin County).

Bay Area Native

MBA, Finance, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 1984

14 years investment banking New York (7 years), London (8 years)

Dual citizenship: US/UK

3 adult children 31, 27, and 26 years of age.

Hobbies: fitness, hiking, cinema, home design, antiques

Volunteer Roles, Current:  Member, Board of Directors, Responsible.  Former:  President, Parents' Association of Northern California, United States Air Force Academy; Treasurer, Terra Linda Homeowners Association; Member, Design Review Committee, Terra Linda Homeowners Association.

What Clients Are Saying



Thank you for all the information, support, and resources you have provided to me over the years. I also appreciate how you model consistency – a quality I admire and desire to inspire. I look forward to staying connected.



Hands down Susan Coleman is the best real estate agent I've ever had the privilege of working with. Being a buyer in this era of extremely low inventory & multiple over the ask offers is very daunting & stressful to say the very least! Susan's steady reassuring hand, sage advice based on years of solid experience, & thoughtful insights throughout the process guided us strategically & emotionally to the right decisions & ultimately a very successful transaction. We are thrilled & very, very grateful to Susan!

- Ron F.

Susan was great. As a trustee, selling a house I wasn't familiar with could create anxiety, especially when there was drainage issues and many years of disrepair by the decedent. She helped navigate the process, guided us in how to prepare the property without spending unnecessary amounts of money, and got us many offers over asking. It was as smooth as a trustee sale I have ever had.

- Rick D.

Jennifer and I thank you for the incredible support you have given to both of us.

Your professional knowledge and insightful real estate advice on multiple projects have resulted in our very successful sale and purchase of a new home, and we couldn’t be happier.

Your sensitivity to Jen and the financial knowledge I needed to determine the best chance at acquiring this new home, surely was the difference.

Finally, I must also thank you for the wonderfully helpful role you continue to play in being our advisor and advocate for finding all the support services every new owner needs when moving to a new community.


- Jennifer and Jeffrey
Exceptional Experience as a Buyer and a Seller Susan,I finally got around to writing and posting this review. I meant every word of it. I feel so settled now, and your help got me to this place. Thank you Susan Coleman at FHA in Greenbrae is outstanding. She came highly recommended as an agent that works full time (and
- 5-Star Yelp Review
Direct, Proactive & Knowledgeable Susan is great! She has been in real estate for a long time and understands ALL the details that a homeowner needs to know and consider. She listens to the must-have lists and is proactive about finding the right home to match that list. She is direct with information and real. Wonderful to work with!
- Yasmin K.
Above & Beyond Susan went out of her way on a very busy day to meet me at a hardware store, immediately upon request, because my tenant had locked herself out of the property I was selling. She also offered mobile notary services to all parties when work scheduled would not allow for daytime signings. She handled a last-minute
- Seller in San Anselmo
We Were Lucky to Find You! Thank you so much for all you have done to get our house sold! We weren't easy clients and I feel lucky to have found such a great agent. I am interested in purchasing a condo or townhouse in the coming let me know if you find anything good coming on the
- K. M.
A 5-Star Plus! Susan represented me on the purchase of my home in 2003 and its sale this year and on both occasions, she exceeded my best expectations. Susan is truly a professional who covers all the bases. She listens to her clients but, most importantly she provides excellent advice and uses sound judgment in handling the buy/sell transaction.
- Jim W.
The Most Professional & Competent Agent We've Ever Met We have bought and sold residential real estate for my family residences and rental properties in three different states over a period of several decades. Susan Coleman is at the top of the most professional and competent agents we have ever observed. Her attributes in addition to her highest integrity
- Sherrill & Joe Rafferty, Colonel US Army (Ret.)

We absolutely loved our experience working with you and getting to know you better.

Every conversation we had was so productive and satisfying. I felt over and over again how lucky we were to be working with you!

We were 100% confident every step of the way with your guidance. I could relax with the entire process. I marveled about your clarity that if we wanted that house we would absolutely need to go over-the-ask. Equally impressive was your wise decision to remain quiet the previous evening when we had momentarily changed our minds about Carmel Drive. These two things were instrumental in our offer being chosen and accepted!

Ron posted our Google review earlier today and speaks for both of us when he says: "YOU ARE THE BEST!"

We appreciate knowing that going forward you are available to us as our trusted advisor and advocate!

Sally C

As a former realtor, I always thought when I sold my house that Susan Coleman was the #1 person to connect with…and she proved it on every level! Susan is competently versed in all the possible problems that can emerge and quickly, efficiently and knowledgeably deals with them. She is thorough, has endless patience, keeps everyone (buyers & seller) moving forward in a positive fashion and is always looking out for your best interest. If you want the very best representation in Marin, call Susan Coleman.

- Penny P.

It was our good fortune to work with Susan and having her represent us in the sale of our San Rafael home, as she was professional, prompt, responsive, patient, and transparent during the selling process.

Under her direction, we were able to secure an over-asking price in record time. The escrow period went smoothly and there were no surprises. Susan's reputation as a trustworthy and dependable realtor in the community has served us well and if you are thinking of having her on your team, she is the one!

- The Chiens

“ I think that you probably have one of the hardest jobs on the planet. So many moving targets, people to attend to, situations to analyze, no boundaries on time. You did it all with a wonderful combination of professionalism, caring, calm, and grace. I'm very appreciative of all that you did.” 

- Marilyn B.
A True Real Estate Expert Both Larry and I want to thank you for all that you’ve done for us. We so appreciate your availability and support partnered with your expertise. You have been fantastic!
- Arlene & Larry
The Right Person for the Job Really appreciate the care you took to sell my cousins house, your advice along the way, and your ability to deal with logistics. So glad Richard recommended you, you were the right person for the job!
- Janet
A Remarkable Job You did a remarkable job with everything. Really. It all still feels a little like a foggy dream. You do stick out clearly as the perfect fit for this family. There were some silent favors I recognized along the way. You’re a gem!
- C. Y.
Skilled, Smart & Supportive I highly recommend Susan Coleman. She is skilled, smart and supportive. An excellent realtor.
- Jeanine S.
A Trusted Advisor During a Difficult Life Change Susan Coleman assisted me (and my former husband) in selling our house in Larkspur in 2011. She jumped into a precarious divorce situation inherent with a lot of stress and difficult dynamics but with perseverance, she found a way to guide us through the process. She was very professional and kept
- Jodi S.
Nothing Short of Amazing Susan has been nothing short of amazing throughout the process of purchasing our first house. Marin is an incredibly competitive market but she's been with us the whole way, guiding us with expert advice and coming up with offer strategies. She made sure we understood every step of the process, was on top of things
- Eva G.